Devolution: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has held with the Scottish Government on the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament upon the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

The EU Withdrawal Act confirmed that where EU law intersects with devolved competence, those powers will flow directly to the devolved administrations on exit day. We are also continuing to make progress to establish common frameworks which the Joint Committee on EU (Negotiations) discussed last week.

The Committee has met thirteen times, most recently on Thursday 11 October. At this last meeting the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations discussed progress on Common Frameworks.

Good progress has been made through the process of outlining frameworks in the twenty four priority policy areas where legislative frameworks have been considered and this is testament to constructive working relationship between all UK administrations on this matter.

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